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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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564 words

a group of fibrous proteins of very high tensile strength that form the main component of connective tissue in animals.

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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832 words

The word collagen means ‘glue-producing’. Collagen in the body does indeed help to hold it all together, but the notion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A structural, fibrous protein found in all connective tissues. It is the single most abundant protein in the body. Collagen gives bone its flexibility, helping it to resist tension.... ... More
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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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230 words

• Makes up 30% of total body protein. • Collagen can withstand a static load of 20 kg per 1

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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27 words

Protein substance that is the main constituent of bones, tendons, cartilage, connective tissue and skin. It is made up of

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